An Examination of The First Two Years of Implementation of the Texas Term Contract Nonrenewal Act at The State Agency Level

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Before the 1981 enactment of the Term Contract Nonrenewal Act in Texas, term contract teachers were entitled to a hearing only when the employment contract was terminated during the contract period or when the cause for nonrenewal was made public and had a stigmatizing effect on the reputational rights of the teacher. This new act has the effect of bridging the gap between what has been legal and what many would consider to be fundamentally fair in employment practices. The immediate impact of this law has left educators with the need to investigate the adequacy of the procedure used by ... continued below

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Hooper, Don Wesley December 1984.

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Before the 1981 enactment of the Term Contract Nonrenewal Act in Texas, term contract teachers were entitled to a hearing only when the employment contract was terminated during the contract period or when the cause for nonrenewal was made public and had a stigmatizing effect on the reputational rights of the teacher. This new act has the effect of bridging the gap between what has been legal and what many would consider to be fundamentally fair in employment practices. The immediate impact of this law has left educators with the need to investigate the adequacy of the procedure used by the Texas Education Agency in implementing the hearings and appeals process regarding nonrenewal of term contracts. This, then, is the problem of this study.

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Hooper, Don Wesley. An Examination of The First Two Years of Implementation of the Texas Term Contract Nonrenewal Act at The State Agency Level, dissertation, December 1984; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc331271/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .